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A 24-year-old male asked:

Could fludrocortisone cause reflex bradycardia if blood volume increases too much increasing central pressures?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Theoretically: It is possible that you could get reflex bradycardia from volume increase but the amount of volume required to trigger this reflex would not be achievable with florinef (fludrocortisone) alone. Bradycardia is a common response in dysautonomia which florinef (fludrocortisone) is used for in treatment. I suspect the reflex bradycardia is actually the physiologic response from dysautonomia not volume overload.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
High BP: Reflex bradycardia can occur when blood pressure is too high

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